Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Falling for Phals

Phal. equestris, from the Ron Daley collection
Phal. equestris var. alba
Phal. mannii var. aureum
  The Phalaenopsis is a gateway orchid for so many people, but not for me. I quickly killed the first couple of Phals I owned, and I associated Phals with sphagnum moss problems, grocery stores, and commonness. But I'm a reformed man. I finally see why people love these plants.

I have three hybrids I adore. They have performed well for me and I have positive memories associated with them: Fred's Redlip, Fred’s Pimento, and Nobby’s Amy. The Phal species, however, are really catching my fancy lately. My favorite is an alba form equestris I bought from Hilltop Orchids. I have a mannii var. aureum (from Oak Hills Gardens) that bloomed for me recently. It’s phenomenal. It has only five flowers, but so much potential. 


 Don't be surprised if a few more small-growing Phal. species end up in my collection.

8 comments:

Zahrul said...

very nice

CatsandCatts said...

Thanks Zahrul!! The species are really cool.

CatsandCatts said...

Thanks Zahrul!! The species are really cool.

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